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Sydney Festival Plots A Bunch Of Free Shows For 2017

Sydney Festival is fast approaching and they’ve boosted our anticipation by announcing a series of free nightly concerts at The Meriton Festival Village on top of the stellar lineup.

PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Regurgitator, Wafia and The Bats are all playing shows for the festival but The Meriton Festival Village, located in Hyde Park, will play host to a diverse range of acts, costing you zilch, zero, nada. There will also be a house of mirrors, comedy and cabaret performances, a non-stop variety show and a roller rink every Saturday.

The Village Stage will present a variety of Australian talent with world influences, including earthy soulful jazz, Bollywood funk, a garage rock quartet, a men’s choir, blues, low-fi garage pop, Latin American rhythms, and a band described as, “Daft Punk meets Deep Forest with the fearlessness of Nina Simone.”

There will also be a marathon tribute to David Bowie, Let’s Dance on Tuesday, featuring song, dance and public participation, with special guests to be announced.

The Meriton Festival Village will be open every day except Monday throughout the festival, from 4.30pm Tuesday – Friday and 12pm weekends, at the northern end of Hyde Park.

The full lineup and performance times can be found below.

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The Village Stage Sydney Festival performances

Friday, 6th January

6.30pm

Spectres of Love

Saturday, 7th January

12.30pm

Electric Fields

6.30pm

Spectres of Love

Sunday, 8th January

6.30pm


Cumbiamuffin

Tuesday, 10th January

5.15pm

Let’s Dance – A Night for Bowie Fans

Wednesday, 11th January

6.30pm

PIRRA

Thursday, 12th January

TBC

Friday, 13th January

6.15pm

Mighty Duke & The Lords

Saturday, 14th January

12.30pm & 6.30pm

Mighty Duke & The Lords

Sunday, 15th January

6.30pm

Mighty Duke & The Lords

Tuesday, 17th January

6.30pm & 8.30pm

Orszaczky Budget Orchestra

Wednesday, 18th January

6.30pm

Body Type

Thursday, 19th January

6.30pm

Alice Terry

Friday, 20th January

6.30pm

Broadway Sounds

Saturday, 21st January

12.30pm

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

6.30pm

Broadway Sounds

Sunday, 22nd January

6.45pm

Eastern Empire

Tuesday, 24th January

6.30pm & 8.30pm

Orszaczky Budget Orchestra

Wednesday, 25th January

6.45pm

Alice Terry

Thursday, 26th January

6.45pm 

Eastern Empire

Friday, 27th January

6.45pm

Los Tones

Saturday, 28th January

12.30pm 

Old School Funk Band

6.45pm

Los Tones

Sunday, 29th January

6.30pm

Cumbiamuffin

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